This academic affairs case involves the suicide of a public high school student in New Jersey who had a known history of self-harm, primarily cutting. At some point, the girl’s mother approached the administration of her high school with concerns about her daughter’s well-being, at which point she was instructed to take her to the hospital. While at the hospital, the child was only seen by ER physicians before being discharged – at no point was the child seen by a psychiatrist or referred to one. A few weeks later, the parents of one of the girl’s friends approached her mother with concerns over comments that the girl had made regarding harming herself. She also informed the school of what she had heard, but was assured that the school was aware of the situation and was handling it. Just a few days later, the girl committed suicide.